Windows 10: Functions keys work as intended


  1. Posts : 24
    Windows 10 Creators Update
       14 Dec 2017 #1

    Functions keys work as intended


    Windows 10 Dell XPS-13

    I want my function keys to function as function keys. Many programs of the past 20 years still incorporate the use of F1-F12 including Win 10 File Explorer.

    Please read this: I have gone into the BIOS:

    Settings>POST Behavior>Fn Lock Options>

    Fn Lock UNCHECKED
    Lock Mode Disable/Standard (= The F1-F12 keys behave as function keys. Holding <Fn> is required to access their secondary functions)
    Lock Mode Enable/Secondary UNCHECKED

    This does NOT change the function key behavior. It is as though those secondary functions I don't wand are hardwired. What is wrong with Dell?
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       14 Dec 2017 #2

    Hi dangnad2.

    Found this. Would suggest Lock mode Enabled/Secondary needs to be enable or checked.

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  3. Posts : 24
    Windows 10 Creators Update
    Thread Starter
       15 Dec 2017 #3

    Both boxes checked


    Thanks Ken. When I went into the BIOS those two boxes WERE checked, I assume by default. That hasn't changed the behavior of those keys.
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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 10,584
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       15 Dec 2017 #4

    Crap.

    If you enable both checked. The piece I sent you says FN Locked checked and the secondary is selected. Maybe you did this.

    Did you check the Dell site for any keyboard or button drivers. ?

    Can't understand why they can make the description simpler. To make function key priority check here. KISS.
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  5. Posts : 24
    Windows 10 Creators Update
    Thread Starter
       15 Dec 2017 #5

    Thanks Ken. I'll try to get through the Dell brick wall to see if they can help. Btw, I know what KISS means.
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